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Temple and pagoda relics bring history to life

HUNDREDS of antiques from Jingzhi Temple and Jingzhongyuan Pagoda are now on display at Zhejiang Museum’s Wulin Pavilion through January 1 in Hangzhou. Archeologists excavated an underground palace at both sites in the 1960s and found more than 800 pieces...

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Strolling through history in old lanes

THOROUGHFARES dotted with clothing stores and boutiques reflect a city’s modern side. To explore history and folklore, hidden lanes in old residential blocks offer a much better portrait of a city’s past. Early in 2000, the Hangzhou government sensed the...

Buy duty-free goods at O2O fair this Saturday

Hangzhou Cross-border E-commerce Park will hold an online-to-offline consumer fair this Saturday to sell duty-free imported products. Visitors can buy authentic imported goods from milk powder to toys, cosmetics, healthcare products and wines at the O2O fair in the park...

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City unveils plan for inter-city railways

Hangzhou will build railways to Zhuji, Anji, Deqing and Tongxiang after it announced inter-city rail projects in August to link with satellite cities of Haining, Lin’an, Fuyang and Shaoxing. The planned railways will form a semi-circular rail network around Hangzhou....

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Preserved ducks for New Year’s dinner

A chef hangs out jiangya, duck seasoned with soy sauce, outside a restaurant on Dongxin Road. The restaurant prepares 8,000 jiangya every winter. Cured duck is a seasonal delicacy favored by locals and is a must-have on the family dining...

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Holiday arrangement for 2015 announced

The State Council, China’s Cabinet, announced holiday arrangement for 2015 yesterday. According to the new arrangement, New Year’s Day holiday will be January 1-3. Work resumes on Sunday, January 4. The Spring Festival holiday will run from February 18 to...

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14 provinces, municipalities unify ETC systems

Starting this Sunday, vehicles installed with the ETC (electronic toll collection) system can drive past highway toll booths in 14 provinces and municipalities without waiting, thanks to a unified ETC system. Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hunan, Beijing,...